Essay about The Taming Of The Shrew

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The Taming of the Shrew
In The Taming of the Shrew, Katharina is presents as the main character. She was the eldest daughter of Baptista Minola. Throughout the play, she was presented as complex, despite being an intriguing character. In relation to this, the present paper is set to present a comprehensive analysis of Katharine’s behavior as presented throughout the play. The analysis will involve an examination of whether her rebellious behavior was because of her sister, or because of her shrewdness. The paper will also analyze the reason her behavior changed suddenly, towards the end of the play.
Katharine’s behavior throughout the play
Throughout the play, Katharine was presented as a shrewd. As illustrated in the play, there is a several reason that made her have such a character. One is that she was foul tempered. This was presented at the beginning of the play. For instance, when she was answering to Petruchio in the first instance, she forced her to explain what she meant. In this case, was presented as sharp-tongued. Moreover, she kept insulting and openly degrading the men w ho were around her. In most cases, she was presented as becoming so angry, within a short while, a situation that would have made her like a wild. As presented by Shakespeare and Thompson when angry, she could physically attack any person, who could enraged her (876).
In addition, most of the characters in the play are presented to believe that Katherine was simply ill-tempered. They…

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